PTEN Mutation Associated Tumors
The PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog) gene typically provides the body with instructions for making a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor by telling cells when they should stop growing and dividing. When there is a mutation in this gene, it can cause a number of health conditions, including Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome and Cowden syndrome, which are often considered together as PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome.
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The pediatric hematology/oncologists, otolaryngologists, surgeons and others at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston work together to provide specialized care for children with rare tumors.
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Title(s): Chief of Pediatric Surgery; Pediatric Surgeon-in-Chief; Director, Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Trauma
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5025
Fax #: 617-636-8122
Pediatric surgery, pediatric trauma, congenital disorders requiring surgery in newborns, GI inflammatory diseases in children, pediatric tumors (surgical oncology), nutrition in post-surgical neonates, pediatric obesity and minimally invasive surgery
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Title(s): Chief, Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology; Associate Radiologist in Chief; Vice Chair, Radiology for Quality and Operations; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Radiology, CardioVascular Center
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3004
Fax #: 617-636-0041
Peripheral vascular disease, biliary and urinary obstruction, thrombo-embolic disease, vascular disease, general radiology
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